Governing Law and Regulations
Executive Office of Transportation Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Department of State Police
Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Department of Fire Services (DFS) Division of Fire Safety
Local fire departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Massachusetts incorporates by reference the highway-related portions of the federal hazardous materials transportation regulations. See the national section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for a review of these requirements.
In addition to the federal hazardous materials transportation regulations, Massachusetts has state-specific regulations for the transportation of explosives and flammable and combustible liquids. This section covers permitting and general requirements for the transportation of flammable and combustible liquids.
• Administration and enforcement. The Registry of Motor Vehicles and the State Police enforce the hazardous materials transportation regulations in Massachusetts. DFS enforces the state rules for the transportation of flammable and combustible liquids. Local fire departments may also place restrictions on the transportation of flammable and combustible liquids in their jurisdictions.
FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS
527 CMR 8.01 to 8.22
These requirements apply to the transportation of combustible ...